GUWAHATI: As a sequel of a series of programmes to observe the 66th Van Mahotsav Week, Chief Minsiter Tarun Gogoi on Sunday led a community sapling plantation programme at Boko in Kamrup district.
As a part of the week that begun on July 1, thousands of saplings of diverse species are planted today with active participation of the students fraternity, teachers, local citizens, army personnel and various other agencies including forest department.
Gogoi said large scale plantation and its preservation would make it viable to a green revolution in Assam and would led to a healthy economy. He observed, “Forceful encroachment on the nature leads to conflict which spells doom to biodiversity leading to environmental degeneration”.
Calling the spontaneous participation to the community plantation drive a ‘crusade’ Gogoi announced that as a part of Van Mahotsav Week, the state government has envisaged to plant 25 lakh saplings throughout the state.
“Since 70 per cent people of the state are associated with agriculture and other allied sectors importance on green coverage would augur well for the economy of the state. Our government is committed to promote all the sectors that are intertwined with nature and the people associated with it,” Gogoi said. (TNT News)